Book TV Schedule

Week of July 19 through July 26

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, July 20
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.'Historians Susan Dunn and Michael Beschloss on President Franklin RooseveltHistorians Susan Dunn and Michael Beschloss offered their thoughts on the presidency of Franklin ... Historians Susan Dunn and Michael Beschloss offered their thoughts on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 8:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Sheila Smith, "Japan Rearmed"Sheila Smith, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about the possibility and ... Sheila Smith, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about the possibility and consequences of Japan building up its military. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Alex Kotlowitz, "An American Summer"Alex Kotlowitz discussed his book "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago," a look at the ... Alex Kotlowitz discussed his book "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago," a look at the problem of gun violence in the city.
10:46 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Jim BanksRep. Jim Banks (R-IN) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) shared his reading list with Book TV. 10:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Nigel Hamilton, "War and Peace"Historian Nigel Hamilton discussed the last of his three-volume biography of President Franklin D. ... Historian Nigel Hamilton discussed the last of his three-volume biography of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. 11:59 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits Traverse City, MIC-SPAN's Cities Tour visited Traverse City, Michigan to learn about its history and culture from ... C-SPAN's Cities Tour visited Traverse City, Michigan to learn about its history and culture from local authors.
12:46 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Gerald ConnollyRep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) shared his reading list with Book TV. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Justice John Paul Stevens, "Six Amendments," hosted by J. RosenIn 2014, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about his book, "Six ... In 2014, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about his book, "Six Amendments," in which he recommended six ways he believed the U.S. Constitution should be amended. Justice Stevens died on July 16th. He was 99 years old. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.Anna Fifield, "The Great Successor"Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, talked about the dynastic mission of ... Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, talked about the dynastic mission of the Kim family and its latest head, Kim Jong Un.
2:36 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Buddy CarterRep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) shared his reading list with Book TV. 2:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Ash Carter, "Inside the Five-Sided Box"Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter talked about his experiences and the lessons he learned ... Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter talked about his experiences and the lessons he learned while working in the Pentagon. 3:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr."J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy" KEYEDJ.D. Vance recalled his childhood in a Rust Belt town in Ohio at the 17th annual National Book ... J.D. Vance recalled his childhood in a Rust Belt town in Ohio at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
4:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Anthony Harkins & Meredith McCarroll, "Appalachian Reckoning"Anthony Harkins, Meredith McCarroll, T.R.C. Hutton, and Ivy Brashear provided a critical take on ... Anthony Harkins, Meredith McCarroll, T.R.C. Hutton, and Ivy Brashear provided a critical take on J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy." 5:50 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Clay Risen, "The Crowded Hour"New York Times op-ed editor Clay Risen provided a history of the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry ... New York Times op-ed editor Clay Risen provided a history of the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry led by Theodore Roosevelt. The regiment, which existed for 6 months in 1898, was deployed to Cuba to provide military support during the Spanish-American War. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Interview with Mo Rocca, "Mobituaries"CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his forthcoming book of obituaries that ... CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his forthcoming book of obituaries that features politicians, scientists, entertainers, and more.
7:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Alexander Nazaryan, "The Best People"Yahoo News' Alexander Nazaryan discussed the makeup of the cabinet in the Trump Administration. Yahoo News' Alexander Nazaryan discussed the makeup of the cabinet in the Trump Administration. 7:55 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Dan Schilling, "Alone at Dawn"Dan Schilling recalled the efforts of Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman, killed during a ... Dan Schilling recalled the efforts of Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman, killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2002. 8:40 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Interview with Malcolm Gladwell, "Talking to Strangers"Author and New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell talked about his upcoming book on how we ... Author and New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell talked about his upcoming book on how we misread strangers' words and actions.
8:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Suketu Mehta, "This Land Is Our Land"Suketu Mehta talked about the global backlash against immigrants and argued that the West would be ... Suketu Mehta talked about the global backlash against immigrants and argued that the West would be better off if they accepted more of them. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.After Words Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, "Justice on Trial"The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the ... The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the future of the Court. They were interviewed by Los Angeles Times Supreme Court correspondent David Savage. 10:56 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative John GaramendiRep. John Garamendi (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Travis Rieder, "In Pain"Bioethicist Travis Rieder explored the opioid crisis and shared his own experience with opioid ... Bioethicist Travis Rieder explored the opioid crisis and shared his own experience with opioid dependency.
Sunday, July 21
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Guillaume Serina, "An Impossible Dream"Guillaume Serina reported on the circumstances surrounding the Reykjavik nuclear summit in 1986 ... Guillaume Serina reported on the circumstances surrounding the Reykjavik nuclear summit in 1986 between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. 12:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Dr. Matt McCarthy, "Superbugs"Dr. Matt McCarthy reported on his search for a new antibiotic treatment for superbug bacteria. Dr. Matt McCarthy reported on his search for a new antibiotic treatment for superbug bacteria. 1:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jacqueline Jackson, "Loving You, Thinking of You, Don't Forget to Pray"Jacqueline Jackson and her son, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., discussed the letters they ... Jacqueline Jackson and her son, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., discussed the letters they wrote to one another while he was incarcerated.
2:55 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Bill JohnsonRep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Michael Bobelian, "Battle for the Marble Palace"Michael Bobelian, Supreme Court writer at Forbes.com, recalled President Lyndon Johnson's failed ... Michael Bobelian, Supreme Court writer at Forbes.com, recalled President Lyndon Johnson's failed nomination of Justice Abe Fortas to succeed retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1968. 3:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Brenda Wineapple, "The Impeachers"Historian Brenda Wineapple looked back at the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. She ... Historian Brenda Wineapple looked back at the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. She was joined in conversation by Columbia University history professor Eric Foner.
5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Adam Gopnik, "A Thousand Small Sanities"New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik shared his thoughts on liberalism and how it's been defined ... New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik shared his thoughts on liberalism and how it's been defined over the years. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Roger Stone, "The Myth of Russian Collusion"Political strategist Roger Stone offered his account of the 2016 election and the Mueller ... Political strategist Roger Stone offered his account of the 2016 election and the Mueller investigation. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Shannon Watts, "Fight Like a Mother"Shannon Watts explained how she went from being a stay-at-home mom to the founder of one of the ... Shannon Watts explained how she went from being a stay-at-home mom to the founder of one of the largest gun violence prevention organizations in the country, Moms Demand Action.
7:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Ralph Peters, "Darkness at Chancellorsville"Retired Army officer and historical novelist Ralph Peters looked at the Civil War's Battle of ... Retired Army officer and historical novelist Ralph Peters looked at the Civil War's Battle of Chancellorsville that took place in Virginia in the spring of 1863. 8:26 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Buddy CarterRep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) shared his reading list with Book TV. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Arthur Holland Michel, "Eyes in the Sky"Journalist Arthur Holland Michel reported on Gorgon Stare, the Pentagon's aerial surveillance ... Journalist Arthur Holland Michel reported on Gorgon Stare, the Pentagon's aerial surveillance system.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits Traverse City, MIC-SPAN's Cities Tour visited Traverse City, Michigan to learn about its history and culture from ... C-SPAN's Cities Tour visited Traverse City, Michigan to learn about its history and culture from local authors. 10:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.Profile of Authors Jeanne Safer and Richard BrookhiserBook TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they ... Book TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they maintain their relationship despite their opposite political views. 11:57 AM EDTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Glenn GrothmanRep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) shared his reading list with Book TV.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Joy-Ann Reid, "The Man Who Sold America"MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was ... MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was interviewed by author and journalist Sophia Nelson. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Mark Levin, "Unfreedom of the Press"TV and radio host Mark Levin argued that the press has lowered its standards in providing ... TV and radio host Mark Levin argued that the press has lowered its standards in providing objective and trustworthy journalism. 2:06 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Jim BanksRep. Jim Banks (R-IN) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) shared his reading list with Book TV.
2:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Josh Levin, "The Queen"Josh Levin, national editor at Slate, talked about Linda Taylor, a criminal whose exploits ... Josh Levin, national editor at Slate, talked about Linda Taylor, a criminal whose exploits launched the idea of the "welfare queen" in the United States. 3:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Casey Cep, "Furious Hours"Casey Cep recalled author Harper Lee's attempt to write a true crime book. She was joined in ... Casey Cep recalled author Harper Lee's attempt to write a true crime book. She was joined in conversation by author and journalist Patrick Radden Keefe 4:10 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.David Roll, "George Marshall"Biographer David Roll recalled the life of military leader George Marshall, who served as ... Biographer David Roll recalled the life of military leader George Marshall, who served as President Franklin Roosevelt's Army chief of staff during World War II.
4:56 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.Interview with Samantha Power, "The Education of an Idealist"Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, reflected on her tenure. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, reflected on her tenure. 5:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Robby Soave, "Panic Attack - Young Radicals in the Age of Trump"Journalist Robby Soave reported on the rise in millennial activism in America. Journalist Robby Soave reported on the rise in millennial activism in America. 6:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew Blum, "The Weather Machine"Journalist Andrew Blum explored the resources and technology used to develop a daily weather ... Journalist Andrew Blum explored the resources and technology used to develop a daily weather report.
7:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Thomas Abt, "Bleeding Out"Harvard senior research fellow Thomas Abt discussed his research and strategies to reduce urban ... Harvard senior research fellow Thomas Abt discussed his research and strategies to reduce urban violence. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, "Justice on Trial"The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the ... The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the future of the Court. They were interviewed by Los Angeles Times Supreme Court correspondent David Savage. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Carl Hulse, "Confirmation Bias"The New York Time's Carl Hulse chronicled the confirmation process to fill the late Justice ... The New York Time's Carl Hulse chronicled the confirmation process to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court seat.
10:55 PM EDTApprox. 5 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Bill JohnsonRep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Kim Wehle, "How to Read the Constitution--and Why"CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle offered her guide to reading and understanding the U.S. ... CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle offered her guide to reading and understanding the U.S. Constitution.
Monday, July 22
12:02 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.After Words Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, "Justice on Trial"The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the ... The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the future of the Court. They were interviewed by Los Angeles Times Supreme Court correspondent David Savage. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 27 min.Gerald Horne, "White Supremacy Confronted" & "Jazz and Justice"Gerald Horne talked about the United States' involvement in Southern Africa and the roots and ... Gerald Horne talked about the United States' involvement in Southern Africa and the roots and politics of jazz music, the topics of his two most recent books. 2:27 AM EDTApprox. 33 min.Eric Haseltine, "The Spy in Moscow Station"Former National Security Agency research director Eric Haseltine recalled the life of NSA engineer ... Former National Security Agency research director Eric Haseltine recalled the life of NSA engineer Charles Gandy and his mission to uncover a leak in the U.S. embassy in Moscow during the late 1970s.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, "Justice on Trial"The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the ... The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino examined the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the future of the Court. They were interviewed by Los Angeles Times Supreme Court correspondent David Savage. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Elizabeth Todd-Breland, "A Political Education" and William Ayers, "about Becoming a Teacher"Elizabeth Todd-Breland ("A Political Education") and William Ayers ("about Becoming a Teacher") ... Elizabeth Todd-Breland ("A Political Education") and William Ayers ("about Becoming a Teacher") talked about education and education reform in the United States. 4:50 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.Chris DeRose, "Star Spangled Scandal"Chris DeRose recounted the murder of Francis Scott Key's son, Philip Barton Key, by Congressman ... Chris DeRose recounted the murder of Francis Scott Key's son, Philip Barton Key, by Congressman Daniel Sickles in 1859.
5:32 AM EDTApprox. 13 min.Interview with Bassey Ikpi, "I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying"Bassey Ikpi discussed her upcoming memoir that focuses on her mental health care. Bassey Ikpi discussed her upcoming memoir that focuses on her mental health care. 5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Profile of Authors Jeanne Safer and Richard BrookhiserBook TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they ... Book TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they maintain their relationship despite their opposite political views. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Don Kulick, "A Death in the Rainforest"Don Kulick reported on the influence of the outside world on a village in New Guinea. Don Kulick reported on the influence of the outside world on a village in New Guinea.